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Cheaper Android options emerge — Cherry Mobile releases $100 dual-core phone called Flare

Android fans outside of the Philippines may not have heard of Cherry Mobile but the manufacturer has been steadily increasing its profile in the country by offering cheap but reliable gadgets. Today, we’ve got the details on one of their latest releases that should pique the interest of any budget-conscious Android user — the Cherry Mobile Flare.

Cherry Mobile Flare

 The Cherry Mobile Flare has a respectable mid-range feature set. Here’s the full list:

  • 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB onboard storage
  • microSD support (expandable up to 32 GB)
  • 4-inch IPS WVGA screen
  • 5MP rear camera supported by a VGA front-facing camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • 1,600mAh battery
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

One of the things that makes the Cherry Mobile Flare stand out from other phones in the same class is that it allows for users to use two sim cards at the same time. I can already think of a lot of uses for that kind of functionality, some of them possibly eliminating the need for secret SMS apps… You know what I’m talking about. *wink*

If the features don’t blow you away, then at least the device’s price should. The Cherry Mobile Flare will be available for 3,999 pesos which translates to about $97. And remember, that’s already contract-free pricing right there. You can’t get any cheaper than that.

According to reports, the Cherry Mobile Flare will be hitting store shelves starting mid-November. No word yet on whether this is something that would be seeing international release but one can wish.

Do you think the Cherry Mobile Flare is a steal for its price? Would you consider getting this Android phone? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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LJ Magbanua

Freelance writer always chasing after that 'next big thing.' When not giving you news, he's (trying to) write comics. Check them out on his website, oldmendoingcomics.blogspot.com.And no, he can't draw to save his life.

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